UFC 263 weigh-ins was thrilling on another level. The reason? The delayed weigh-ins of Israel Adesanya and Deiveson Figueiredo. It was Figueiredo’s weigh-in that had the whole MMA community talking, as he made weight with just 40 seconds left on the clock. The flyweight champion weighed-in at exactly 125lbs.
Figueiredo will be taking on Brandon Moreno in the co-main event of UFC 263, who weighed-in very early. The pair last fought at UFC 256 in a fight that ended in a majority draw. Figueiredo is now set to exact revenge for the unexpected minus point he received at UFC 256, that cost him the match.
Twitter erupts as Deiveson Figueiredo makes weight in the final minute!
The Twitterati were quick to react to Figueiredo’s dramatic last-minute weigh in:
UFC 263 weigh ins was surely a treat for the fans.
Deiveson Figueiredo hints at a move to the bantamweight division!
Figueiredo has always struggled when it comes to making weight in the flyweight division. He usually appears drained on another level at the weigh ins.
At the pre-fight presser, Figueiredo expressed his desire to move to the bantamweight division if he beats Moreno at UFC 263. The Brazilian said that he wanted to become a two-division champion.
Figueiredo was quoted as saying, “I’m always looking for the big fights and I want the boss to listen to this one. Cause I want him to put me and give me the chance to move up [a weight class]. Cause I want to get that belt.” [h/t firstsportz.com]
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